Along the lines of the “move to the edge” we’ve been talking about recently, Business Week has an article today describing the newspaper of tomorrow.
One of the themes of the article is a more local focus and the use of readers to create and promote content. Techdirt sums it up by saying the newpaper of tomorrow will look like the web of today.
This is all very consistent with the movement away from the gatekeeper status long enjoyed by the mainstream media towards locally focused, community based content sites. The great thing about it is that since most of this stuff will be online, it will be possible to create overlapping communities based on interests, expertise and affiliation as well as by geography.
The move to the edge will localize things, but not solely by geography. Another thing to like about the move to the edge.